April is Earth Month with Earth Day falling on Thursday, the 22nd. As landscape professionals, we feel that every day is Earth Day and we hold an annual Spring Day of Service in conjunction with this global celebration. This year we’ve moved our event from April 23rd, to Saturday May 7th to allow for more of our staff to participate.
The Spring Day of Service kicks off with staff, family, friends and business associates meeting at headquarters in the morning. We enjoy coffee and donuts while I thank everyone for their participation and remind them that not only is this day a great team building event, it is also a fantastic community service we are providing. We then get our assignments, gather our supplies, load the trucks, and descend on New Milford at 9:00AM sharp to tidy up our specific locations. Once the work is completed, everyone returns to the office for a “Thank You” cookout.
We encourage you to get involved and celebrate Earth Day in any way you can! – Shayne
Visit www.EarthDay.org – It’s Not A Day, It’s A Movement
- Use a skin or clothing tick repellent (always read directions for proper use).
- Wear light-colored clothing and tuck pant legs into light-colored socks. This will allow you to see any ticks much easier and prevent them from reaching your skin.
- Brush off your clothing or use a sticky lint roller to remove any crawling ticks on your clothing before getting in your auto or going inside your home.
- Remove clothing upon returning home and leave outside or immediately wash and dry. Some ticks will survive the wash, but not the hot dryer.
- Shower as soon as possible before ticks have time to attach and embed.
- Do a complete and thorough tick check. Another person or a mirror is helpful for checking hard to see areas.
- Inspect children and pets immediately after they spend any time outdoors.
- Check for embedded ticks often because a missed tick will grow quickly as it feeds.
- Remove embedded ticks immediately.
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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
In 1969, who was the first to propose a day to honor the Earth?
A: US Senator Gaylord Nelson
B: Labor leader Walter Reuther
C: Peace Activist John McConnell
D: Environmental Activist Denis Hayes